People Who Wore No Clothes At All Had Perfect Health
News from The Bare Essentials Issue 8
This cutting, sent in by our cartoonist Ricky, is from Saga Magazine, the
publication devoted to those of us who may be past the first flush of youth:
Like many daily newspapers, the New York Herald Tribune has taken to
reprinting stories from past coverage which appear amusing in retrospect.
In 1923 the paper reported from London that "The great authority on hygienics,
Dr C W Saleeby, declared that there had been an enormous improvement in women's
health since they had started to wear lighter and fewer clothes."
The eminent hygienist, giving a lecture, told his audience that "Things
like silk stockings or anything which is semi-diaphanous, is of great
benefit." Primitive people who wore no clothes at all had perfect health,
"What we have to live by is air, light, water and fresh food and very
little clothes. That would make medicine largely unnecessary.
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